The first table below looks at the demand for Compatibility Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compatibility Testing
Rank 544 541 522
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 25 14 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.030% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.041% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 18
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £24.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36184 34070 37593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.46% 73.31% 71.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22865 21114 22100
Average daily rate £405 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1063 1001 1360
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Compatibility Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Compatibility Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region.

Compatibility Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 8 £338 +12.50% 2
East of England -19 2 £248 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £273 - 3
South East -6 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Compatibility Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Compatibility Testing.

1 30 (61.22%) Windows
2 27 (55.10%) Windows 7
3 24 (48.98%) PowerShell
4 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
4 23 (46.94%) SCCM
5 19 (38.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (36.73%) Citrix
6 18 (36.73%) SC Cleared
6 18 (36.73%) Security Cleared
7 15 (30.61%) Software Distribution
7 15 (30.61%) ITIL
7 15 (30.61%) JSP
8 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
9 12 (24.49%) XenApp
10 11 (22.45%) AppDNA
10 11 (22.45%) Telecoms
11 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (20.41%) ITIL V3
12 9 (18.37%) Application Packaging
13 8 (16.33%) MSI
13 8 (16.33%) VBScript
13 8 (16.33%) VB
13 8 (16.33%) BDD
14 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
14 7 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
15 6 (12.24%) AdminStudio
15 6 (12.24%) Ruby
15 6 (12.24%) QA
15 6 (12.24%) Software Packaging

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Compatibility Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Compatibility Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.08%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.20%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.04%) Acrobat
3 1 (2.04%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.04%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) DNS
2 1 (2.04%) IPv6
2 1 (2.04%) Wireless
2 1 (2.04%) ZigBee
2 1 (2.04%) HSPA
2 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.04%) GPRS
2 1 (2.04%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.04%) UMTS
2 1 (2.04%) WAN
2 1 (2.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MSI
2 6 (12.24%) AdminStudio
3 5 (10.20%) Selenium
3 5 (10.20%) Cucumber
3 5 (10.20%) Capybara
4 3 (6.12%) Calabash
4 3 (6.12%) RSpec
4 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.12%) JIRA
5 2 (4.08%) WATIR
6 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.04%) LabVIEW
6 1 (2.04%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.04%) InstallShield
6 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (22.45%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.16%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Local Government
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Applications Packager
2 9 (18.37%) Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Consultant
4 6 (12.24%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Deployment Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Desktop Manager
7 2 (4.08%) CRM Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.08%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) JSP
2 9 (18.37%) Application Packaging
3 6 (12.24%) Software Packaging
4 3 (6.12%) HTML
4 3 (6.12%) .NET
4 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.08%) SOAP
5 2 (4.08%) Web Services
5 2 (4.08%) XML
5 2 (4.08%) XSLT
5 2 (4.08%) RESTful
5 2 (4.08%) JSON
6 1 (2.04%) HTML5
6 1 (2.04%) REST
6 1 (2.04%) Ajax
6 1 (2.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.08%) Statistics
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) iPhone
3 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.04%) NHS
3 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 30 (61.22%) Windows
2 27 (55.10%) Windows 7
3 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.12%) Windows 8
4 3 (6.12%) Android
5 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.04%) UNIX
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) ITIL
1 15 (30.61%) Software Distribution
2 10 (20.41%) ITIL V3
2 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.33%) BDD
4 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 6 (12.24%) Migration
5 6 (12.24%) Automated Testing
6 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.16%) Load Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Project Management
9 2 (4.08%) Service Management
9 2 (4.08%) ITSM
9 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.08%) CRM
9 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.08%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Web Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.98%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.33%) VBScript
2 8 (16.33%) VB
3 6 (12.24%) Ruby
4 3 (6.12%) VB.NET
4 3 (6.12%) Java
5 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.08%) SQL
5 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.04%) C
6 1 (2.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (36.73%) SC Cleared
1 18 (36.73%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.04%) PMP
3 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) QA
2 5 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (38.78%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (24.49%) XenApp
3 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 5 (10.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (46.94%) SCCM
2 11 (22.45%) AppDNA
3 5 (10.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (10.20%) WSUS
4 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.04%) SCOM
5 1 (2.04%) MOM
5 1 (2.04%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.73%) Citrix
3 6 (12.24%) AppSense
4 5 (10.20%) Symantec
4 5 (10.20%) Lumension
5 1 (2.04%) McAfee
5 1 (2.04%) Google
5 1 (2.04%) Agilent
5 1 (2.04%) NetApp
5 1 (2.04%) Novell
5 1 (2.04%) Apple
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe
5 1 (2.04%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) Dell
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Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
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